區美蘭博士
Dr. AU Mei Lan

特殊教育顧問
Special Education Consultant

教育治療師
Education Therapist

 


 

區博士從事教育工作近四十年,曾擔任教師、大學助理教授,顧問和治療師等職務,聚焦於幫助個人克服學習,工作和生活上的困難。她在香港大學,香港浸會大學和香港教育大學任教超過20年,主要培訓幼稚園,小學,中學和特殊學校的教師。她還專長於發展「幫助有學習困難的學童」領域的課程材料,曾於1990年代幫助香港公開大學撰寫其教育(榮譽)學位的「特殊教育需要」科的課程,該課程目前仍在使用。在開始教師培訓生涯之前,區博士在學校任教已有十餘年,曾教導有不同類型特殊需要的學生。
在支援於學習上遇到困難的學生方面,區博士有直接在教室,小組和個人教授型式的經驗。她還從事父母培訓超過20年,以幫助孩子克服困難並開發他們潛在的能力。

區博士的專長領域包括認知發展以增強學習潛力;設計課程,及運用教學法和評估方法,以滿足多樣化的學習需求和照顧個別差異;分析學生的學習需要並提升他們在課堂上的學習機會。她曾在香港,中國內地和海外的學校和專業機構中為專業人士和家長進行過多次培訓和演講。

作為資深教育顧問和治療師、教師和家長培訓導師,區博士在專業上不斷精益求精的精神,讓她孜孜不倦的學習如何幫助在學習,工作和生活上遇到困難的人士。區博士師承以色列Feuerstein教授,自2005年以來一直致力於研習和運用Feuerstein教授的理論和方法。她持有評估及提升個人的學習潛能、優化認知能力及培訓專注力的專業資格;幫助在學習上遇到困難或潛能未展的學生,及在工作上未能發揮其潛能的成年人。區博士是大中華地區第一位獲得認證的Feuerstein方法培訓師。她還於2013年進修依附聯繫(評估及治療)專業證書,旨在分析父母與幼兒之間的依附聯繫,有助改善親子關係和父母的個人成長;亦於2012年至2014年在青草地全人發展中心進修「沙維雅成長模式」,進一步豐富了她使用全人發展為本的取向來提供適切的輔導和訓練受輔者和學生。

 

Dr. Au has worked in the educational field for 40 years as a teacher, university assistant professor, consultant, and therapist to help individuals overcome their difficulties in learning, working, and life. She has taught in the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Education University of Hong Kong for over 20 years in training teachers of kindergarten, primary, secondary, and special schools. She is also specialized in developing curriculum materials in the area of “helping children with learning difficulties”, and has worked as Course Developer of the “Special Needs in Education” module for the B.Ed.(Hons) degree of the Hong Kong Open University in the 1990s, which is still in use. Before starting her teacher education career, Dr. Au has taught in schools for over ten years, teaching students with different types of special needs.

In supporting students with difficulties in learning, Dr. Au has worked directly with them in a classroom, group, and individual settings. She has also engaged in training parents to help children overcome their difficulties and excel their potentials for over 20 years.

Dr. Au’s areas of expertise included cognitive development to enhance learning potential; curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment approaches to cater for diverse learning needs; analyzing student’s learning needs and cultivating their learning opportunities in the classroom. She has given numerous talks in schools and professional agencies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas to professionals and parents.

In striving for excellence to help individuals with difficulties in learning, working and life, Dr. AU has pursued the Feuerstein Methodology developed by Professor Feuerstein (Israel) in raising one’s learning potential since 2005 and is the first qualified trainer of the Feuerstein Methodology in the Greater China regions. In 2013, Dr Au took the Attachment Certificate Training in utilizing the attachment theory and assessment to analyze the relationship between parents and young children. She also took the Satir Growth Model in 2012-2014 in the Green Pastures Whole Person Development Centre, which further enriched her in using a holistic approach to take care of her clients.

 

 

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